Grace Burrowes Visits The Jaunty Quills!

Grace Burrowes

Acclaimed historical romance writer Grace Burrowes is visiting my other home on the web today, The Jaunty Quills.  She’s talking about her new book AND giving away a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.  Zounds!  You don’t want to miss that, so hop on over and visit with us today!


Facebook Contest!!

Are you on facebook?  Only a few days left to enter my latest contest on my facebook page, which is a giveaway of two classic romance novels:  Prince of Dreams, by Lisa Kleypas, and Shield’s Lady by Jayne Ann Krentz.  If you haven’t already done so, hop on over to facebook and enter!


Author Buzz Contest Winners!

I have five winners in my Author Buzz Contest.  They are:  Jan P; June V; Cath S; Patricia T; Melissa K.  Congratulations, ladies!  You’ll all be receiving a copy of His Mistletoe Bride and a lovely Christmas ornament.  I’ll be in touch soon about shipping your prizes.

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest.  His Mistletoe Bride, of course, is still available in stores and on-line.  Just check out the handy buy links on my website for all the info!


Guest Author: Emma Wildes & Giveaway!

Emma Wildes is a very talented, very prolific writer of historical romance, and she’s my guest author today on the blog.  I knew Emma was a very productive writer, but when I was checking out her website I was astonished to read that she had five releases in 2010, including several full-length novels.  At that point, I had to resist the urge to have a nap because just reading Emma’s release schedule tired me out!

Even more amazing, all those books were very well reviewed.  In fact, if you check out the books on her Bookshelf, you’ll see that she’s been winning awards and finaling in contests from the beginning of her career.  Ever since she started out in e-publishing, she’s won various awards such as the Eppie, a Lories Best Published, a WisRWA’s Reader’s Choice Award, and the prestigious Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, which she received for her book, An Indecent Proposition.


Here’s what the prestigious Publishers Weekly had to say about this novel:

“Regency fans will thrill to this superbly sensual tale of an icy widow and two decadent rakes…balancing deliciously erotic encounters with compelling romantic tension and populating a convincing historical setting with a strong cast of well-developed characters, prolific romance author Wildes provides a spectacular and skilfully handled story that stands head and shoulders about the average historical romance.

Wow!  It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?  And may I also underscore the point that this story has not one, but two decadent rakes?  Talk about a great fantasy for your average Regency miss!

Emma’s latest release is One Whisper Away, the first in her Ladies In Waiting series.  Like Emma’s previous books, One Whisper Away has been getting great reviews.  Again, from Publishers Weekly:

Readers will love the strong cast of intriguing supporting characters and the passionate and well-balanced central romance.”


Here’s the blurb for One Whisper Away:

Lady Cecily Francis is resigned to become the wife of Lord Drury, the man she suspects her sister is pining for. But upon her first scandalous encounter with the exotic Earl of Augustine–the American everyone is whispering about–Cecily is intrigued by the possibility of a more exciting life. If only she could contrive some way to marry the unconventional earl instead…

Around town he’s known as Earl Savage. Although he inherited his title legitimately–and with it the responsibility for his three half-sisters–Augustine is half American and part Iroquois. He can’t wait to settle his father’s estate, marry his sisters off, and return to his native soil. Until charming Lady Cecily has him considering a prolonged stay in England…

Now that’s an intriguing storyline!  I think we’d all better head out to the bookstore to check this one out, don’t you think?  You can find One Whisper Away at Amazon and all the usual on-line retailers and in bookstores.

Emma has very graciously donated a copy of One Whisper Away for my readers.  Let’s do something a bit different today.  Since Emma’s career spans both traditional and e-publishing, let’s talk about that.  Which reading format do you prefer, print or digital?  And if it’s digital, please tell me what device you read on.  One person who comments will win a copy of Emma’s wonderful book.


A Swell Contest And My Latest News

My next Regency-set historical romance will be released on May 3rd, and I’ll be running some really fun contests over the next few months to celebrate.  My contest for March is great – I’ll be giving away three sets each of a My Favorite Countess tee-shirt, tote bag, AND an Advanced Reader’s Copy of the book!  I don’t have many ARCs available, so you’ll want to enter for the chance to win one.  Just hop on over to my website to enter the contest here.

And while you’re there, please stop by my News page for all the latest info and news.

Thanks for dropping by!


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